The show presents an opportunity not just to see the scope of contemporary design created in Lebanon, but also to support its artistic community during this difficult time. Among the participating artists, are Carlo and Mary-Lynn Massoud, Hala Matta, Karen Chekerdjian, Sayar & Garibeh, and Stéphanie. As demonstrated in the show, due to the dual influences of a lack of industrial production and the formidable resilience of local artisanal know-how, Lebanese design has thrived as unique and limited pieces.
Lehmann Maupin director Sarah Calodney, House of Today founder Cherine Magrabi and R & Company founders and principals Evan Snyderman and Zesty Meyers felt driven to coordinate their curatorial efforts on this exhibition, giving strength and vitality to the work presented by each of the selected artists and designers. The show takes place at 535 E Hyman Avenue, Aspen, CO and will be closing on September 15th.
Photo credit: Carl Halal, Courtesy of R & Company and Sayar & Garibeh.